I don’t know how many inches of the stuff fell down this week but here is a short video by Natalia Vopiyashina of Varzuga showing the Kandalaksha to Varzuga bus being pushed through snow by passengers somewhere around Kashkarantsy.
This very recent film is in Russian but conveys beautiful scenery of the city and area. The story is about the Bagryanitsa (“purple robe”) garments shop that specializes in traditional local dresses and hand embroidery. (Attention those looking for non-trivial quality souvenirs!)
What can be of particular interest to you travelers is that the daughter of the shop’s owner will be glad to give you a tour of the facility or of the entire city, absolutely free of charge in exchange for the opportunity to practice her English! Write to Irina, with a copy to me (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Dates: Nov. 23 to Dec. 7.
Location: Hotel Belomorye, ulitsa Pervomayskaya 31.
Opening hours: 10am to 8pm.
This unassuming place at ulitsa Belomorskaya 33 by the port has the town’s freshest selection of fruits and vegetables although the choice is basic. Closed about 8pm in the summer and earlier in the winter.